I had been curious about the stock market since I was a youngin but didn't realize it was a viable career until mid-way through college. And I just plugged along in the industry ever since. Bad days, I feel like it's a meaningless, boring and luck laden way to make a living. Good days (and days when I learn about what other people do) I know I couldn't do anything else.
- I don't like to make things, I like to think things.
- Not Excel? Not interested.
- Brains beats brawn, charm, fashion, politicking, persuasion, pedigree (in my perfect world).
- I hate golf.
- I'm happy to disagree.
- I want to know how the world works.
- Bullet points preferred.
- Buy. Sell. All else is irrelevant.
- No meetings, team building or consensus decision making please.
- I prefer my coworkers frank and concise and don't mind a little swearing in the process.
*What's important is that the interviewee is an intelligent, competent, likeable human being - who cares what her motivations/reasons are? Presumably if someone is smart enough to make it through a top MBA program, he is smart enough to figure out what he wants to do with his life.